Good Comics for Kids
June 3, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
When there are so many of us, why do I rarely find South Asian kids on the cover of books especially those who are magic-wielding, realm-saving main characters?
June 17, 2020 by Karen Jensen, MLS
While libraries are talking about doing anti-racist work, maybe we should talk about why we should be paying our staff to read.
June 9, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
Supriya Kelkar hopes that readers of her new book, AMERICAN AS PANEER PIE, are inspired by Lekha’s story to speak out against hate.
August 27, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Whenever I talk about doing a YA collection diversity audit (links at the end of this post), the #1 question I get asked, after how in general, is how do you know if an author is own voices or not. It’s a good question that typically takes a lot of research, even for me. I […]
July 10, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier, Awkward, and All’s Faire in Middle School, this graphic novel follows a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical homemade costumes as they explore conflicts with friends, family, and their own identity. Welcome to a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary boxes into colorful costumes, and their ordinary […]
February 22, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. Featuring Angie Thomas, Marie Lu, James Dashner, Nicola Yoon, […]
January 25, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description In this accessible guide with an introduction by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Marley Dias explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good. Drawing from her experience, Marley shows kids how they can galvanize their strengths to make positive changes in their communities, while getting support from […]
January 20, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Teen Librarian Toolbox is excited to be partnering with Marie Marquardt for her #ReadForChange project. Hop on over to this post to learn more about the initiative. Today, she and Nic Stone join us for a conversation about racial injustice and Stone’s phenomenal debut novel, Dear Martin. It’s so amazing to be living in this time […]
January 2, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Teen Librarian Toolbox is excited to announce that we’re partnering with Marie Marquardt for her #ReadForChange project. Here’s some more about the initiative! Hello, 2018. Hello, Change. Throughout 2017, I traveled around the United States talking with students, librarians, teachers, and other YA and MG authors. And, wow. From Bowling Green, Kentucky to Santa […]
December 27, 2017 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Earlier this week, The New York Times posted an article about sensitivity readers that prompted a heated discussion on Twitter. Because of the holidays I didn’t follow all of the conversations happening, though I did see that author Joyce Carol Oates suggested that historically marginalized authors start their own small presses and literary magazines to […]
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